44th Parachute Brigade (V)

44th Parachute Brigade (V)

44th Parachute Brigade (V)

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The 44th Parachute Brigade (Volunteers) was formed on 1st April 1967 from 44th Independent Parachute Brigade Group (T.A.). The Brigade was the only Territorial Army Parachute formation in the Army's order of battle. The following units were part of the Brigade:

  • Brigade Headquarters and Defence Platoon - based in Chelsea
  • 289 Parachute Battery, Royal Horse Artillery (Volunteers) located in East Ham, London, (This was the former 289 Light Regiment Royal Horse Artillery (T.A.), which had been composed of 'P','Q','R' and 'S' batteries). (This Battery left the Brigade in 1977 when it converted to 289 Commando Battery , Royal Artillery)
  • 131 Independent Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers (Volunteers) - Squadron HQ in London with Troops in Birmingham, Hull and Grangemouth (In 1978 this became 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers)
  • 44 Parachute Brigade Signal Troop, Royal Signals (Volunteers) - Based in Chelsea with the Brigade HQ.
  • 4th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment - Battalion HQ in Pudsey with Rifle Companies in Liverpool, Oldham, Gateshead and Norton.
  • 10th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment - Battalion HQ in White City (West London) with Rifle Companies in White City, Finchley, Croydon and Aldershot
  • 15th (Scottish Volunteer) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment - Battalion HQ in Glasgow with Companies in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh
  • 16th (Volunteer) Independent Company, The Parachute Regiment - Lincoln
  • 562 Parachute Squadron Royal...... ...
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